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Description - Old English Literature by Daniel Donoghue

This innovative and intriguing introduction to Old English literature is structured around what the author calls 'figures' from Anglo--Saxon culture: the Vow, the Hall, the Miracle, the Pulpit, and the Scholar. * An innovative and intriguing introduction to Old English literature. * Structured around 'figures' from Anglo--Saxon culture: the Vow, the Hall, the Miracle, the Pulpit, and the Scholar. * Situates Old English literary texts within a cultural framework. * Creates new connections between different genres, periods and authors. * Combines close textual analysis with historical context. * Based on the author's many years experience of teaching Old English literature. * The author is co--editor with Seamus Heaney of Beowulf: A Verse Translation (2001) and recently published with Blackwell Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend (2003).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631234852
ISBN-10: 0631234853
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 167mm x 15mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daniel Donoghue

Daniel Donoghue is the John P. Marquand Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend (2003), Style in Old English Poetry (1987) and is co--editor with Seamus Heaney of Beowulf: A Verse Translation (2001).

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